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Morocco: African Development Bank mobilizes €120 million to expand access to healthcare


  • Project name: Programme to support inclusive access to healthcare infrastructure
  • Instrument: results-based financing.
  • Amount:  €120 million


  • The project aims to expand access to healthcare services, thereby helping improve people’s well-being, particularly women living in rural or isolated areas.


  • Component 1: Improving access to healthcare infrastructures (primary and secondary).
  • Component 2: modernize healthcare services by deploying innovative solutions that improve connectivity.
  • Component 3: Strengthen governance through better allocation of human and financial resources.

Target area and population

The entire population, with a particular focus on the regions of Beni Mellal-Khénifra, Draa-Tafilalet and Guelmin-Oued Noun.

Expected project results

  • Women’s and children’s care units are operational at the new Guelmim Regional Hospital and the Fkih Ben Salah Provincial Hospital.
  • Building and equipping hospitals in the targeted regions  (construction of the Beni-Mellal Regional Hospital Center and the Azilal Provincial Hospital Center, and equipping the Fkih Ben Salah Provincial Hospital Center).
  • Equipping remote sites with telemedicine and teleconsultation facilities.
  • Strengthening staff of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection and the territorial health.
  • Increase in the number of graduates from higher institutes of nursing and health technology.

Project background

  • Over the past two decades, Morocco has made considerable investments in the health sector.
  • Maternal and infant mortality and the coverage of key maternal and child health interventions have improved.
  • In 2018, the government committed to implementing the “Health 2025” Plan to improve people’s access to quality healthcare. The plan focuses on four reform imperatives: (i) extending protection against health risks through the generalization of health insurance and pensions; (ii) creating a social assistance system targeted at the most vulnerable families; (iii) overhauling the health sector and; (iv) reforming the public education system.

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